from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Law To petition (a court) for redress of grievances or recovery of a right.
- transitive v. Law To institute proceedings against (a person) for redress of grievances.
- transitive v. Law To carry (an action) through to a final decision.
- transitive v. To court; woo.
- transitive v. Obsolete To make a petition to; appeal to; beseech.
- intransitive v. Law To institute legal proceedings; bring suit.
- intransitive v. To make an appeal or entreaty: "I sue for grace, and thou deny'st me” ( Francis Quarles).
- intransitive v. To pay court; woo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To follow.
- v. To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.
- v. To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
- v. To court.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo.
- transitive v.
- transitive v. To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially.
- transitive v. To proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process.
- transitive v. To clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk.
- transitive v. To leave high and dry on shore.
- intransitive v. To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
- intransitive v. To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law.
- intransitive v. To woo; to pay addresses as a lover.
- intransitive v. To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To follow; follow after; pursue; chase; follow in attendance; attend.
- To follow up; follow out; continue.
- To follow with entreaty; seek to persuade; entreat.
- To seek after; try to win; seek the favor of; seek in marriage; woo.
- To seek justice or right from by legal process; institute process in law against; prosecute in a civil action for the recovery of a real or supposed right: as, to sue one for debt; to sue one for damages in trespass.
- To follow; come after, either as a consequence or in pursuit.
- To make entreaty; entreat; petition; plead: usually with for.
- To pay court, or pay one's addresses as a suitor or lover; play the lover; woo, or be a wooer.
- To prosecute; make legal claim; seek for something in law: as, to sue for damages.
- To issue; flow.
- An old spelling of sew, sew, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
- n. French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)
To be sure, there are circumstances, in patent law, for example, where a covenant not to sue is roughly equivalent to a licence.
I have always wondered if threatening to sue is considerd an offence.
Picking people out of a hat to sue is terrible when most of the people doing the downloading/sharing are kids.
Wait ... the law their using to sue is for wire taps isn't it? nt
But for her to go to the press and threaten to sue is ridiculous. — jaborn
If he publishes a list, I hope they all sue is friggin ass.
Get your lawyer, get in line and sue from the top down.
I didn't know what the word sue meant, Scott didn't.
The answer is that it didn’t happen in sue-happy America at all, but right here in the frozen white north.
Get your lawyer, get in line and sue from the top down.’